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Brand-Agnostic Solution Provides Accurate In-Cab Payload Measurement By: 07/19/2015 @ 5:01pm

Better control the quantity and cost of hay bales and other livestock materials with Trimble’s S1100 onboard weighing system.The S1100 calculates weight by measuring…

Seaboard, Triumph Plan Northwest Iowa Pork Processing Plant By: 05/14/2015 @ 11:26am

Northwest Iowa has become the epicenter of the bird flu story that's developed over the last few weeks, with…

Price Uncertainty Underscores Cattle Business Risk Through This Year By: 05/06/2015 @ 2:08pm

Year-over-year prices for finished steers remain high, but it looks like in general, cattle futures have peaked for the…

Cargill Pork’s Trek through Modern Pig Business By: 07/10/2015 @ 10:45am

The announcement on July 1 that JBS USA Pork, a subsidiary of Brazilian-based JBS S.A., is buying Cargill’s U.S. pork business for $1.45 billion was a surprise to most in the meat industry. Minnesota-based…

Precision Dairy Conference Features the Latest in Innovative Technology By: 05/06/2015 @ 12:49pm

Don't miss the opportunity to learn from industry experts at the 2015 Precision Dairy Conference and Expo. The event will be held on June 24 and 25, 2015, at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester…

Iowa Declares State of Emergency Due to Avian Flu; Follows Minnesota, Wisconsin By: 05/01/2015 @ 4:21pm

On Friday, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad declared a state of emergency due to the outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza. The proclamation is effective immediately and will continue through…

Bird Flu: Iowa Announces 5 More Presumptive Cases By: 04/27/2015 @ 4:56pm

Iowa has another five probable cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) on the table in commercial poultry farms in Osceola, O’Brien, and Sioux Counties in northwest Iowa, says Bill Northey, the…

Bird Flu: 3.8 Million Birds to Be Destroyed -- What Now? By: 04/22/2015 @ 10:25am

Over the weekend, an egg-laying facility in Osceola County, Iowa, was confirmed positive for the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N2 strain, said Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey on Tuesday…

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